Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 11:53:22 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: whoop(s)
A whoopin', whether administered by a parent or in the ring with Mohammed
Ali, has an old vowel alternation that we also see in 'woman'/'women'
and in another word or two that I can't think of at the moment.